Pa. Health Dept. Reports 587 More Coronavirus Cases, 15 Additional Deaths

Pa. Health Dept. Reports 587 More Coronavirus Cases, 15 Additional Deaths

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting 587 new cases of Coronavirus on Thursday and 15 additional deaths.

The statewide total number of cases has risen to 141,877 since Wednesday’s report, according to the state’s data.

The Health Department says all 67 counties in Pennsylvania have had cases of COVID-19. Current patients are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.

Allegheny County is reporting 54 new coronavirus cases this Thursday.

The number of tests administered within the last seven days, between Sept. 3 and Sept. 9, is 144,379 with 5,679 positive cases. There were 20,979 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the Health Department. These results represent the total number of tests administered.

The statewide death toll stands at 7,820.

There are 1,639,349 patients across the state who have tested negative to date.

Here is the full age breakdown of patients who have tested positive across the state:

• Approximately 1% are ages 0-4;
• Nearly 2% are ages 5-12;
• Approximately 4% are ages 13-18;
• Approximately 11% are ages 19-24;
• Nearly 37% are ages 25-49;
• Approximately 22% are ages 50-64; and
• Nearly 23% are ages 65 or older.

The state health department numbers show there are 21,644 resident cases of COVID-19 in nursing and personal care homes across Pennsylvania. Among employees, there are 4,702 diagnosed cases. That brings the entire total to 26,346. Out of the total deaths across Pennsylvania, state officials say 5,280 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 9,968 of the state’s total cases are in health care workers.

Currently, all 67 counties are in the green phase of reopening. However, restrictions are in place for bars, restaurants and large gatherings.

If you have concerns about the virus, you can check out the state’s COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard.

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